YOUTH EDUCATION & LEADERSHIPAdult staff member posing with three teenagers in a youth education and leadership class.

At the Y, we believe that a successful future for children and teens begins with caring adults who make them feel loved, competent, happy and healthy. That’s why Y staff and volunteers are also mentors and role models, sharing a part of this very important responsibility of coaching our youth to realize who they are and what they are capable of achieving.

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. By modeling the YMCA’s core values---Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility---we guide adolescents and teens through programs such as Leaders Club, Youth Leadership, Counselors in Training (CIT), Leaders in Training (LIT), and S.O.S. (Students of Success) Achievers which promote a genuine concern for others and encourage people to treat everyone like they would like to be treated.

Counselor in Training (CIT) & Leader in Training (LIT)

Free 7th Grade Memberships

Hope for Youth

Integrative Arts Program

Teen Leadership